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Monday, March 26, 2012

Judge announced for short story award

NZ Authors' Auckland Branch is pleased to announce that celebrated fiction writer JUDITH WHITE has agreed to act as the main judge for The Christine Cole Catley Short Story Competition.

Judith White has won numerous awards for her short fiction, including the 1989 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award, the Auckland Star Short Story Competition (twice) and in 1996 was the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellow. A collection of her short fiction and her novel Across the Dreaming Night have both been shortlisted for what is now the NZ Post Book Awards.

The winner of the competition, which closes on March 31, will receive $500.00, presented at the National AGM in May 2012.
2nd and 3rd place getters and runners up will receive certificates.
The winning short story and selected other works will be published into a booklet.

The competition is to honour the memory of Dame Christine who died last year and was a stalwart of the NZSA.

Conditions of entry
The competition is only open to NZSA members. All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast in or on any medium. Entries should contain 1500 words or fewer. The manuscript should be typewritten, on A4 sheets, space and a half, and with clear margins.

There is a $10.00 entry fee. More than one story may be submitted, but the entry fee applies to each story entered. A title page should contain the title of the story, the number of words it contains and the writer’s nom-de-plume.
In a brief covering note, provide your name and address, the title of your story and the nom-de-plume you have used on the manuscript.

Hard copies of the entries and the $10.00 entry fee per story should be posted to:
The Christine Cole Catley Short Story Competition, c/o The NZSA, PO Box 7701, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141. Enquiries to Thomas Lodge

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